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Wonderful Counselor

“In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, “‘Do not be afraid; […]

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How to Live with Purpose and Power

“Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father […]

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Finding and Replacing Your Idols

What is an idol?  It is anything that has become more important to you than God, anything that dominates your thinking more than God.  We can make an idol out of anything, and we do.  Idol-making is a natural process, for every human longs to live for something, therefore we continually search for some idea, […]

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Two Temptations We All Face

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”  (Matthew 6:24) In the famous “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7), Jesus taught about two of the greatest dangers we […]

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How to Stay Vibrant and Productive

If you want to be productive and deeply satisfied, follow the instruction in Psalm 1. Psalm 1: 1-3 – “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of […]

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Learning Who’s in Charge

Keep your head in the game today by remembering that God is sovereign and He is orchestrating all circumstances, even the ones that appear to be bad, to cause His plan to become a reality. “God CAUSES all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according […]

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Riding or Driving?

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”  John 10:27 When traveling in a car, do you prefer driving or being the passenger? Several people I know, especially “Type A” personalities like me, prefer driving because we like to be in control. The passenger role is a difficult spot. Think […]

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Mighty God Comes to Earth

Hundreds of years ago, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah these words: “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Mary, the mother of […]

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Get Your Priorities in Order

We all have a natural (old nature) default to focus on ourselves more than God or anyone else.  We must learn to recalibrate our minds and reset our priorities. Read the very short 2 chapters of the book of Haggai in the Old Testament. It’s an excellent reminder to examine our motives and agendas. “Now […]

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A New Heart, A New Life

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20 This truth demands us to ask […]

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